Thursday, August 20, 2009

CLOUDS OVER LANCASTER,OHIO

It is a wired world in Lancaster,Ohio and we do sometimes have neat skies and clouds.

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Or is it a weird world? Have you every had a cloud direct a spray of water at you then disappear? Tom D'Ercole 1975, in Oyster Bay, New York.

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Sometimes a cumulus cloud will pass over a town and rain down dead insects.This happened in Hutchinson, Minnesota as reported in 1932 issue of Science.

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Same sky different perspective. Sometimes clouds will rain down seeds. This happened in Macerata, Italy 1897. The seeds came from a tree found only in central Africa and the Antilles.

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Sometimes in drought conditions irate farmers have seen small planes fly into clouds eject “chemicals” and then watch the rain clouds just disappear.A sinister conspiracy.

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I wonder why they run a power line right thru a tree. Maybe to make it easier for the squirrels. (not really the case but it looks like it). It started in the 1940’s, cigar shaped clouds or cigar or saucer shapes in clouds. The aliens have arrived.

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That’s what the sky looks like from the perspective of a corn tassel. Now I will tell you what is strange,all the above pictures were taken in my backyard in August in Ohio. We just don’t get clear blue skies like that with white puffy clouds in the middle of summer.

So I think I will go golfing

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(click on above photo for Hilton Head golf video)

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44 comments:

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Interesting sky views from your back yard. My neighborhood is WIRED too. Hope you enjoyed your golf game.
Hugs and blessings,

Vita Stunder said...

Great shots!!

And thank you for your comment I'll take your words straight to my heart.

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Photo Cache said...

wonderful images. interesting post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice skies. If I saw those over my house in summer I'd be surprised too. Our skies are more like your last one...usually.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun collection of photos for sky watch friday, have heard stories about clouds doing odd things, no doubt if you were there to see it would have been an odd experience.

Leslie said...

I enjoyed your post. The clouds look very pretty, we rarely see a cloud in the summer. When we do I notice it. Next time I will think of the different things that can come out of those clouds.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, my neighborhood is wired, too, like so many! Great shots!

Hope the golf went well! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Barb said...

Joe - Really enjoyed the sky views from your yard - esp. the corn tassel! The facts about insects and seeds so interesting - hoping that doesn't happen here in CO.

Tammie Lee said...

Yes you surely do have spectacular skies. I try to avoid wires at all times, but sometimes the sky is so fine that the wires are worth the shot.
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♥ Kathy♥ said...

LOL never heard of it raining dead bugs. Your shots are really good. I hardly ever can get a shot without have powerlines in the background. =)

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April said...

Unique set of cloud pictures! I like the story of the seeds raining down.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Did you take our Colorado sky to Ohio? I remember from growing up in Ohio that the skies were never blue! Loved the interesting facts about clouds. Still smiling.

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Elisabeth's bright side said...

Wires can be annoying, but sometimes they make interesting compositions when they slices up the sky. Nice photos and interesting comments.

TCKK said...

I love those clouds! So many times I see such beautiful clouds but it seems the wires are always in the way! lol

Carol said...

Nice series of photos and beautiful skies...and you are right...we hardly ever get skies like this in Ohio...the golf shot is a usual Ohio sky...

Rajesh said...

Spectacular sky shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your post made me smile. We do live in a wired world and sometimes the weather does strange things.

Pam said...

It looks like confusion corner in the sky...nice shots.

Janie said...

Fascinating collection of happenings related to clouds. Mine are simple. Rain, hail, or snow. That's about it.
Beautiful shots. Does look like a good day for golf.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: I am so happy that I live in a underground wired neighborhood. Those were some neat looks at your wired sky. I see the squirrels crossing the wires in other parts of the town and it is always fun.

BTW: Thanks for the ad, very special.

Hildred and Charles said...

Interesting info about what might fall from clouds! Great shots from your back yard.

lazyclick said...

Very interesting cloud formations in the sky. Beautiful.

Eric said...

Some very nice Skies here, love the clouds and cotrast to the blue sky.

Have a nice SWF

Ratty said...

Great pictures of the clouds. I love cloud pictures. My mom told me that it rained frogs a couple of times in the mid-west, where she comes from.

SandyCarlson said...

These clouds are lovely. I like the perspectives you tried out.

How was the golf?

Gunilla said...

Fantastic shots.
Thank´s for sharing

Gunilla in Sweden

ProdigalWife said...

I rather like those power lines in that first shot--like a human spider web in the sky!

Uma por Dia said...

Very original!!!!!
lol

JAS-- said...

Nice clouds, and very entertaining and informative comments!

Snowbrush said...

Hey, Joe, I enjoyed the photos and stories. When I became a pilot in the '70s, old pilots would bemoan the fact that the sky is no longer as pretty and clear as it used to be. Here, one can sometimes climb a mountain and get above the yuck, but, sad to say, I can no longer climb mountains.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great skies! We sure have had some nice ones this summer. I love the corn tassel shot! Thanks for visiting today.

Maria said...

HI!
What a great blog you have! Such a great post today for Sky Watch... Loved the insert of the squirrel!
wired and weird ;o) that was fun!
All the best, Maria

JOE TODD said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by.The golf was fun my back wasn't and the score showed it

Angie said...

Fabulous photos, much enjoyed. Scrolled down a bit & liked what I saw! Will return when I have more time! Thanks for your visit.

Snowbrush said...

Joe, I'm so sorry about your back.

Amanda said...

I really like the one with the sun glowing through the clouds... beautiful sky pictures

Small City Scenes said...

All excellent shots--wires and all. Great and quirky info, too. I love the fat puffy clouds. We have had more than usual too.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I had fun with Loo Lineup. MB

Arija said...

I wonder. do those clouds ever get tangled in all those overhead wires? Nice veriety.

hip chick said...

I love skies like that. We get skies like that pretty frequently in New England. However, it's pretty much just water falling from the skies here.

jennifer said...

I always try so hard to take photos without power lines. I really like this photo taken of them. Squirrel highway - that's cute!

Tony Letts said...

squirrel highway! Love it!

Unknown Mami said...

The skies are beautiful, but those wires are too much. My husband is from Hawaii and in his town they don't have wires. I guess they put them all underground.

Sally in WA said...

Great pics. I did enjoy the first one with all of the wires. Thanks for stopping by.